Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Jul 2013 21:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Nokia's vice president Bryan Biniak: "We are trying to evolve the cultural thinking [at Microsoft] to say 'time is of the essence'. Waiting until the end of your fiscal year when you need to close your targets, doesn't do us any good when I have phones to sell today." Later Biniak adds: "As a company we don't want to rely on somebody else and sit and wait for them to get it right." There was a simple solution to this problem.
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RE[6]: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Tue 30th Jul 2013 18:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Luminair"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

So you're predicting a Surface phone? Just so I can add it to the list of things you've been wrong about.

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RE[7]: Comment by Luminair
by cdude on Thu 1st Aug 2013 18:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Luminair"
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2008-09-21

So you're predicting a Surface phone?

No, that's why I added a "Maybe" in front of that sentence. Sorry, I realize now that wasn't idiot-prove enough. I will color it yellow next time, okay?

What I predict is that somewhere between 2012/Q3 and 2014/Q2 Microsoft announces what can be understood as strategy-shift. Some new products that effectively sideline WP8 and with it Nokia. I mean much much more then they got sidelined ever since 2012/Q3. More in that Microsoft stops investment into WP8 in favor of an alternate (yellow-begin) like for example WP9 with Android emulator and a new strategic partnership with Samsung to bring it to the masses (yellow-end).

Microsoft is well aware that the Nokia-partnership failed. WP had a higher market share before the partnership. Goal is to increase massive and not decrease it. Even Bill Gates himself sayed it didn't worked out. So, question is not if but when and what. Its only clear that Nokia as of today isn't of much interest for Microsoft. Let them continue with WP8 and focus yourself on (yellow-start) WP9, Surface Phone, ... (yellow-end).

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